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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University House

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Video Game Design undergraduate course responds to the growing and innovative sector by developing skilled, team-orientated, reflexive graduates ready to succeed in the field. Interactive Entertainment and Video Games development are key sectors for contemporary culture, economic growth and employment. This accelerated two-year course gives you a guaranteed video game development placement in our in-house studio. The work-place simulation approach of our department has been championed by the influential 2009 Livingstone, Hope Next Gen Report which cited us as a national best practice example for developing new talent for the games industry.What's covered in the course?The course focuses on digital media asset production and communication. You will gain a grounding within the industry’s design and production principles while developing your creative and teamwork skills.Building upon your design and production skills, in the first year you will be tasked with a specific role within our in-house game development studio over the summer term. This work experience gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and professional practices you’ve learn on the course in a safe and supportive environment. Throughout the two years you will be provided with a structured programme of learning, in line with your chosen specialism of video game design and production. The course culminates with a project you define yourself which targets a specific subsector of the video games industry.So, by the time you graduate, a whole year before most students, you’ll have two years of tangible, games development studio experience under your belt, ready to launch your dream career as a games developer.Why choose us?During the two-year course you’ll work on a number of live projects with major industry partners. You’ll learn a range of skills relevant and appropriate for careers in video game development specialising in design and production within fields such as component game design and project management.You will be well placed to be able to move into employment, or further study.

Application deadline

15 January

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 113

    78th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    117 53%

    81st

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    93rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    14th

    21
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    125 66%

    46th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    55th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    74th

    23

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